ThursdayJune 1st

KICKOFF PARTY

Milwaukee Ale House
At 5:30 PM

FridaySeptember 22nd

RAZOO DEADLINE

3:00 PM on September 22, 2017
Online Donations will not be counted after 3:00 PM on 09.22.2017.

FridaySeptember 22nd

SKIPPERS MEETING

Milwaukee Ale House
At 6:00 PM

SaturdaySeptember 23rd

GREEN ENVELOPES

Must be turned in at the Milwaukee Ale House by 3:30 on Saturday the 23rd.

SaturdaySeptember 23rd

THE REGATTA

Lake Michigan off the Main Gap
At High Noon

SaturdaySeptember 23rd

POST RACE PARTY

Milwaukee Ale House
Immediately after the race

LOUIE'S LAST

As one of the nation's largest fundraising regattas, Louie's Last Regatta is a year-end, open-to-all, fun-oriented sailing regatta held on Lake Michigan. Louie's was founded by a group of local sailors who wanted one last sail before the season ended. To give it more purpose, the sailors made the race into a fundraiser for Children's Hospital and as a contribution to the regatta founder's niece, Maggie.

As time passed, popularity grew, and more sponsors and volunteers stepped forward, the event grew from a few boats to hundreds, with thousands of participants.

Louie's Last Regatta has has gained national attention being named one of the top ten sailing events in the county and raising over $1 million for the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

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THE AWARDS

Maggie Bersch Cup

Maggie Bersch was diagnosed with leukemia when she was three years old. Her battle with cancer and the quality of care she and her family received at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin were the inspiration for the event's relationship with the hospital. Her story became a part of Louie's fundraising as Maggie's father, Denny, provided an annual update on her treatments at Children's Hospital. After Maggie passed away in 2004 at age eight, a trophy was dedicated in Maggie's honor and is awarded to the top fundraiser. Winning the Maggie Bersch Cup is the most prized honor at Louie's.

Louie's Last Cup

The dented and scuffed cup is the Louie's Last Cup. This trophy is awarded to the first place boat in the actual race. Legend has it that this may have been the drinking vessel that was bashed over Uncle Louie's head back in 1886, ultimately leading to his demise. The truth is that the cup was repeatedly bashed into a parking meter out in front of the trophy store the day it was purchased. We wanted a distressed look to it....

The Flounder

The large fish is called The Flounder (commissioned in 2005). It is awarded to the boat with the longest elapsed time around the marks (last stinking place). The winner of the Flounder epitomizes the good-natured attitude of the event.

The Debbia Grassroots Trophy

In an effort to recognize the hard work that many Louie's sailors exert to raise small donations from a large number of family and friends, but never get to the level of dollars that would win the Maggie Bersch Cup, Louie's introduced the Grassroots Cup in 2012. The winner of the Grassroots Cup is the boat that raises the greatest number of individual donors of over $15. The first winner of the Grassroots Cup, Mike Kenny's Debbia, earned the right to have the trophy named honor of their boat.

The Cutlass

In 2007, a new trophy was added to the lineup of polished cups and plaques. Inspired by those fun-loving, keg-standing bears from Louie's 8th and donated by Captain Tom (Bucket-O-Margaritas) Young. This highly-prized trophy is awarded to the most uniquely-attired crew, a.k.a., the best costumed crew of the regatta. Judging will be held on the evening of the regatta party by the regatta committee.

The Ugliest Spinnaker Award

This award is not associated with any award other than the distinction of flying the most hideous sail of the year.

Green Brag Flag

The Green Brag Flag is awarded to the three boats that raised the most money for the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Division Brag Flag

This flag is awarded to each participating boat in Louie's Last Regatta because "each boat is its own division."
LOUIE'S LAST RESULTS

2017

2017 Complete Results

O-Gii

1st - Imedi
2nd - Reckless Abandon
3rd - Brawler

Outboard

1st - CHANCE
2nd - Kindred Spirit
3rd - Yeah Bouy

2016

2016 Complete Results

O-Gii

1st - Defiance
2nd - Promo
3rd - Imedi

Outboard

1st - Sabotage
2nd - Debbia
3rd - Meltdown

Cutlass - Most Uniquely Attired Crew

MAI TAI

Maggie Bersch Memorial Cup for Top Fundraiser

1st - Debbia
2nd - Dirty Vicar Racing
3rd - Firefly
Honorable Mention - YOLO

Debbia Grassroots Cup for Highest Number of Individual Donors

1st - Debbia
2nd - YOLO
3rd - Firefly
Honorable Mention - Eclipse

2015

2015 Complete Results

Louie's Cup - Love Rock Section

1st - Defiance (Dale Smirl)
2nd - Imedi (Mark Hauf)
3rd - Blue (Michael Schoendorf)

Louie's Cup - Solomon Juneau Section

1st - Prop Job (Joe McBride)
2nd - Chautauqua (Mark Ernst)
3rd - Kindred Spirit (Karl Krueger)

Flounder

Solomon Juneau - Allegro (Joe Buck)

Cutlass - Most Uniquely Attired Crew

Instigator (Matthew Merger)

Maggie Bersch Memorial Cup for Top Fundraiser

1st - YOLO (Darryl Green)
2nd - Get Kraken (Robin Olson)
3rd - Debbia (Mike Kenny)

Debbia Grassroots Cup for Highest Number of Individual Donors

1st - Debbia (Mike Kenny) - 212 donations
2nd - Eclipse (Ken Quant) - 164 donations
3rd - YOLO (Darryl Green) - 74 donations

2014

Complete Results

Louie's Cup - Love Rock Section

1st - Defiance (Dale Smirl)
2nd - Blue (Michael Schoendorf)
3rd - Imedi (Mark Hauf)

Louie's Cup - Solomon Juneau Section

1st - Chautauqua (Mark Ernst)
2nd - Typhoon Mary (Tom Molinski)
3rd - WHO (Mike Aita)

Poker Run

1st - Steely Dan (Patric Kuptz) - Royal Flush of Diamonds
2nd - Endless Summer (Dave Erbstoetzer) - Royal Flush of Spades
3rd - Bin-Sea (Kevin Radcliffe) - Full House

Flounder

Love Rock - Sandpiper (Dick Pfoertsch)
Solomon Juneau - Windrider (Adam Brzezicka)

Cutlass - Most Uniquely Attired Crew

Meatloaf Express (Brian Kennalley, Edward Mui, & Craig Roehl)

North Sails Ugliest Spinnaker Award

Mai Tai (Rick Hake)

Maggie Bersch Memorial Cup for Top Fundraiser

1st - Cayenne (Adam & Susie Brotz) - $10,541
2nd - Hobgoblin (Dick Hobbs) - $8,440
3rd - s/v Debbia (Mike Kenny) - $7,600

Debbia Grassroots Cup for Highest Number of Individual Donors

1st - s/v Debbia (Mike Kenny) - 203 donations
2nd - Eclipse (Ken Quant & Melissa Suring) - 102 donations
3rd - Dock Holiday (Rick & Susan Kremel) - 47 donations

2013

2013 Complete Results

Louie's Cup - Love Rock Section

1st - Widespread Panic / Tom Peterson
2nd - TRI n Catch Me / John Achim
3rd - Blueprint / Chris Moll

Louie's Cup - Solomon Juneau Section

1st - Little Rafiki / Whitney Kent
2nd - Rafiki Mufasa / Alison Kent
3rd - Laser / Dave Poquette

Flounder

WILD IRISH / Joe Kiehm

First Ever Poker Run

1st - TAPd Out / Tom Peterson
2nd - Lakefront Condo / Robert Roberson
3rd - Seas the Day / Jesse Jacobs

Cutlass - Most Uniquely Attired Crew

HOPE / Michael Leland: "Star Wars"

North Sails Ugliest Spinnaker Award

WHO / Mike Aita

Maggie Bersch Memorial Cup for Top Fundraiser

1st - Yippee-Ki-Yay / Gordy & Jayne King
2nd - Hobgoblin / Dick Hobbs & Mike Kuptz
3rd - s/v Debbia / Mike Kenny

Debbia Grassroots Cup for Highest Number of Individual Donors

1st - s/v Debbia / Mike Kenny
2nd - Hasten / Fred Stritt
3rd - Eclipse / Ken Quant & Melissa Suring

2012

2012 Complete Results

Louie's Cup

Love Rock Section (twice around)
1st - Golden Goose - Art Mitchell
2nd - REDRUM - Scott Bruesewitz & Bernie Reinhard
3rd - IMEDI - Linc Yates & Marc Hauf

Solomon Juneau Section (once around)
1st - Mind the Gap - Phillip Peterson
2nd - Laser - Dave Poquette
3rd - Chance - Bob & Cindy Kraus

Flounder Award for Last Place

Love Rock Section: Caribbean Soul - Glenn & Wendy Ponting
Solomon Juneau Section: Green Eyed Girl - Michael Pritzkow

Most Uniquely Attired Crew

"Peter Pan" - Harry Corbett & The Crew of TFWB Relentless

North Sails Ugliest Spinnaker Award

Vesta - Pete Duecker

Maggie Bersch Cup for Top Fundraiser

1st - Yippie-Ki-Yay - Gordy & Jayne King
2nd - Dock Holiday - Richard Kremel
3rd - The Sliders - Emma, Ainsley & Fiona Berger

The Debbia Grassroots Cup for Highest Number of Individual Donors

1st - Debbia - Mike Kenny
2nd - Eclipse - Ken Quant & Melissa Suring
3rd - Defiance - Dale Smirl

2011

No race was sailed in 2011 due to water spouts

Flaming Damsel Section Skippers' Footrace Awards

Louie's Last Cup - 1st Mike Sabinash / Sabotage
2nd - Jeremy Burns / Heatwave
3rd - Greg Adams / Sociable

Solomon Juneau Card Draw Awards

Louie's Last Cup - 1st Don Doggett / Summer Hours
2nd - Ed Purcell / F-Stop
3rd - John Sutphen / Second Edition

Flounder Award

Mark Johnson / Dirty Rat

The Cutlass

Michael Leland the crew on HOPE (Pregnant) Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Fund-Raising Awards

Louie's Challenge for the Maggie Bersch Memorial Trophy
For The Top Fund Raising Skippers and Crews
1st - Adam Brotz/Preston Wake and the crew of Chance/Twister
2nd - Adam Berger and the crew of Impetuous
3rd - Jim & Cheryl Kelly and the crew of Bounder

$69,000 raised for Children's Hospital

2010

2010 Complete Results
112 boats finished the race out of 135 registered

Flaming Damsel Section (twice around)

Louie's Last Cup - 1st Scott Conger / Alliance
2nd - Art Mitchel / Snow Goose
3rd - Chris Moll / Blue Moon

Solomon Juneau Section (once around)

Louie's Last Cup -1st Phil Peterson / Mind the Gap
2nd - Mark Ernst / Chautauqua
3rd -Dave Poquette / Laser 187723

Flounder Award (Flaming Damsel)

Ken Deboer / Pirate Dog

Flounder Award (Solomon Juneau)

Doug Gallus / Mousekateer

The Cutlass

Alice Martin and her crew on Painkiller 4

Fund-Raising Awards

Louie's Challenge for the Maggie Bersch Memorial Trophy
For The Top Fund Raising Skippers and Crews
1st - Jayne and Gordy King and crew of Yippe-Ki-Yay
2nd - Dan Wright and crew on Maggie
3rd - Adam Brotz and the crew of Chance

$125,015 raised for Children's Hospital

2009

2009 Complete Results

Louie's Last Cup

1st - Tassi deFelice / Skimbishanks
2nd - Scott and Debbie Bruesewitz / REDRUM
3rd - Jamie Hummert / Scout

Flounder Award

Rick Schoos / Phantom

The Cutlass

Whitney and Alison Kent on Impetuous II

Fund-Raising Awards

Louie's Challenge for the Maggie Bersch Memorial Trophy
For The Top Fund Raising Skippers and Crews
1st - Dan Wright / Maggie
2nd - Jayne & Gordy King / Yippie-Ki-Yay
3rd - Michael Nauman / Windhunter

2008

2008 Complete Results

Louie's Last Cup

1st - Bill Schanen III / Main Street
2nd - Jamie Hummert / Scout
3rd - Auggie Barkow / Big Wheels

Flounder Award

Jim Kerlin / Blue Pearl

The Cutlass

Adam Berger & Crew / Impetuous

Fund-Raising Awards

Louie's Challenge for the Maggie Bersch Memorial Trophy
For The Top Fund Raising Skippers and Crews
1st - Fred & Cynthia Stritt / Hasten
2nd - Scott & Debbie Bruesewitz / Redrum
3rd - John & Ellen Kuber / Promo

2007

2007 Complete Results

Louie's Last Cup

1st - deFelice / Looking for a Name
2nd - Brown / Naiya - Team Impetuous
3rd - Reinhard & Bruesewitz / REDRUM

Flounder Award

Roedig / Trimatic

The Cutlass

Rob Morton / Edge

Louie's Challenge (green flag)

John & Ellen Kuber and Clay & Cynthia Feller / Promo
Scott & Debbie Bruesewitz / REDRUM
Gordy King / Yippi-Ki-Yay

$131,000 raised for Children's Hospital

2006

2006 Complete Results

Louie's Last Cup

1st - Special Sauce
2nd - Strait Jacket
3rd - Veloce

Flounder Award

Mai Tai

Maggie Bersch Memorial Trophy

Scott & Debbie Bruesewitz / Some Assembly Required

Louie's Challenge (green flag)

Scott & Debbie Bruesewitz / Some Assembly Required
John & Ellen Kuber / Promo
Richard & Christine Hobbs / Hobgoblin

2005

2005 Complete Results

Louie's Last Cup

1st - Naiya
2nd- Stealth
3rd- Hasten

Maggie Bersch Memorial Trophy

Michael Bersch / Dirty Vicar

Louie's Challenge

Michael Bersch / Dirty Vicar
Matt Suminski / The Concept
John & Ellen Kuber / Promo

$80,000 raised for Children's Hospital

2004

Louie's Last Cup

1st - Strait Jacket
2nd - Still Married After All These Beers
3rd - Hasten

Louie's Challenge

Tom Young / Forever Young
Michael Bersch / Dirty Vicar
Clay Feller / Bullseye

$60,000 raised for Children's Hospital

2003

Louie's Last Cup

Mosquito

Louie's Challenge

Clay Feller / Quicksilver
Matt Suminski / Dirty Vicar

$30,000 raised for Children's Hospital

2002

Louie's Last Cup

Alliance

Louie's Challenge

Clay Feller / Bullseye
Matt Suminski / The Concept

$30,000 raised for Children's Hospital

2001

Louie's Last Cup

LBS

Louie's Challenge

Richard Hobbs / Hobgoblin

$12,500 raised for Children's Hospital

2000

Louie's Last Cup

Alliance

$5,000 raised for Children's Hospital

1999

Louie's Last Cup

Ragdoll

$900 raised for Children's Hospital
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